new, a better idea, a new better idea: disposable games. play all your game favorites like portals and simcopter, but only one session then you're done. then, if you want to play it again, you buy it again, full price. it's different from rentals because nobody else can play it but you, and only once, so there's a very special sentimental element to it as well
blah blah blah blah blah blah blah <- you
If it makes you feel any better, I did contemplate reading whatever you are writing about, but I couldn't bring myself to do it
I read all of this and was going to write a serious reply but I couldn't actually tell what your point was.
Summary: Boo hoo video games are too expensive and I don't wanna buy an XBox 360 waaa. Also the economy.
I also like video games and money!!! But there are plenty of great games that are also pretty cheap so you are a dummy